Bangkok Street Dogs

A place to learn about the lives of street dogs in Bangkok, Thailand, with emphasis on the individual characters of the Bangkok street dog community and their stories of hardship and humor.

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Friday, January 07, 2005

Introducing Itchy



For reasons that are fairly obvious, this fellow's name is Itchy. He is known in the Bangkok street dog community as a dog who is always scratching, nibbling, rubbing, and clawing to soothe his filth-ridden hide of various bugs and skin conditions. I personally try to avoid this guy, because last time we hung out, the next day I woke up with what felt like the Flea Olympics taking place all over my back and tail!

The weird thing is, Itchy has this warped belief that his bad skin and dirty appearance make him seem tough and strong. He's not an unpleasant dog, however, and I do feel sorry for him. He kind of reminds me of the character Pigpen from the Peanuts comic strip.

Itchy and I talk occasionally (from a distance). He told me about how one day during the rainy season in Bangkok, he got caught in a sudden, drenching thunderstorm (which is easy to do at that time of the year), which washed all the dirt and grime from his fur, leaving it pristine and fragrant. But Itchy felt this cleanliness made him seem weak, so in order to to preserve his rough and tumble Bangkok street dog image, he promptly knocked over a garbage can filled with rotting mangoes, and proceeded to roll around in the pungent mess until reaching a satisfactory level of restorative filthiness.

4 Comments:

Blogger dA pHaTbE@gLe said...

Hello dear Casanova,

It's great randomly stumbling upon a blog put up by a fellow canine! And what's more, a blog that thought-provokingly highlights the plight of those of us who aren't so lucky. :(

I'll be back for more updates! Keep up the good work!

~Waves Paw~
dA pHaTbe@gLe

3:52 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

Great page! Love the dog pics... Very cute!

6:24 AM  
Blogger nsync said...

If you can get some apple cider vinegar- it's not apple cider, it's apple cider vinegar and spray it on his coat, right down to the skin, it will relieve the itching, heal the skin , get rid of mites and fleas, heal hot spots and skin irritations. Don't wash off. Let leave it on. ( you can also add 1-2 tsps or so to his bowl of drinking water)

8:48 PM  
Blogger Dog Days said...

I'm still loving your dog journal! Itchy, I wish so much that I could give you the loving home you and all your Bangkok buddies deserve. I hope you get rid of those itchies soon.

7:10 PM  

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